Magnolia Pictures Acquires ‘Bel Ami’ and Announces a US Release Date – June 8th   8 comments

Magnolia Pictures acquired ‘Bel Ami’ and there’s finally a US release date: JUNE 8th

‘Bel Ami’ is already listed on Magnolia Pictures’ official website. According to the site:

On Demand May 4th and In Theatres June 8th

More after the jump

From Deadline

New York – (March 12, 2012) – The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced today the June 8th U.S. theatrical release of BEL AMI, starring Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, and Colm Meaney. BEL AMI had its World Premiere as an Official Selection of last month’s 62nd Berlin International Film Festival.

In this sexy retelling of Guy de Maupassant’s classic tale of blackmail, manipulation, and social-climbing, set against 19th century Paris, Pattinson stars as the young and very ambitious George Duroy, who discovers that his unadulterated passion and seduction skills with influential Parisian ladies (Ricci, Thurman, and Thomas), above-all, is the fastest and most effective way to the upper echelons of the society he so desperately wants to control.

Directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, the film was written by Rachel Bennette, produced by Uberto Pasolini (The Full Monty), and Simon Fuller of XIX Entertainment (“American Idol,” “So You Think You Can Dance”) executive produced.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) will handle all other U.S. media.

“BEL AMI is a well-crafted, appealing film with a terrific ensemble cast,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “We think it’s a great fit for our Ultra VOD program.”

The deal was negotiated for Magnolia by SVP of Acquisitions Dori Begley and Head of Business Affairs Chris Matson with SPWA’s EVP of Business Affairs Michael Helfand and VP Acquisitions and Distribution Tana Evans.

From Variety

Magnolia Pictures has acquired Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod’s Robert Pattinson-starrer “Bel Ami” and will give the period pic a theatrical release in the U.S. on June 8.
Deal was made with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, which will handle all other U.S. media.

A retelling of Guy de Maupassant’s classic tale of blackmail, manipulation, and social-climbing, set against 19th century Paris, “Bel Ami” stars Pattinson as an ambitious young man who discovers that his unadulterated passion and seduction skills with influential Parisian ladies is the fastest and most effective way to the upper echelons of the society he so desperately wants to control.

Pic, which co-stars Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci and Colm Meaney, had its world premiere at last month’s Berlin International Film Festival.

Donnellan and Ormerod direct from a script by Rachel Bennette. Uberto Pasolini (“The Full Monty”) produced the film, which was exec produced by Simon Fuller (“American Idol”) of XIX Entertainment.

“‘Bel Ami’ is a well-crafted, appealing film with a terrific ensemble cast,” said Magnolia prexy Eamonn Bowles. “We think it’s a great fit for our Ultra VOD program.”

Deal was negotiated for Magnolia by senior VP of acquisitions Dori Begley and head of business affairs Chris Matson, along with SPWA’s exec VP of business affairs Michael Helfand and VP of acquisitions and distribution Tana Evans.

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Posted March 12, 2012 by fastieslowie in Bel Ami, Robert Pattinson

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8 responses to “Magnolia Pictures Acquires ‘Bel Ami’ and Announces a US Release Date – June 8th

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  1. hot damn june 8 , at last thank god heheheheheheheh

  2. HALLELUJAH! Though I doubt if it’ll come to a theater in Pensacola, Florida. . . I can only hope for the best.

  3. FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    Kellie Robsessed
  4. Will it come to Canada? Dare we hope…if not I guess I have to investigate this VOD thing coz I’m desperate to see this movie.

  5. Hope all US Robert fans support him and this film, watching it over and over again.

  6. Yes!!

  7. FINALLY!!!!! 🙂 :0 ….but June 8 is so far away! 😦 😦 … but better June 8th than nothing! 🙂 I certainly will go see this movie many times to give my support for Robert and his movie!

  8. You can watch it sooner on VOD, May 4th.

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